Chiefs vs Chargers: Making sense of the madness!
The defense did a great job late as well, but I felt like it was more a case of KC’s offense putting the pressure on San Diego and the Chargers not being able to answer. The Chiefs started moving the ball at will late in the game and Alex Smith really played fantastic. When he consistently gets the ball to Maclin, Kelce, and Ware the offense looks fantastic.
The Chiefs need to stop getting cute and focus on those three guys. Spreading the ball around to multiple targets is great and sometimes “gadget” plays can work but when things are going poorly like it was early on they need to focus on getting the best players the ball and let them go to work. That’s what KC did in the fourth quarter and overtime and it worked like a charm.
Side note: Spencer Ware is legit. That guy needs to be a featured part of this offense even after Jamaal Charles gets back. I would even be fine with a 50/50 split of the workload and if they can get them both on the field at the same time that would be great.
Then there was the play of quarterback Alex Smith. The guy was shaky early when the play calls were questionable and the interior line was struggling, but once he loosened up and started slinging the ball around he was fantastic. We all know he’s not Mr. 50 yard bomb, but he spread the ball around brilliantly late in that game and was arguably THE number one player responsible for that comeback.
I’ve already said I think this will be a record season for Smith and if this game was any indication that could certainly be the case. If Smith and the offense can execute like they did late and the KC defense can just be solid (not spectacular) like they were in the second half then I believe this is still a playoff team.
So what do you think, Addicts? Is it finally sinking in that the Chiefs really did pull that game off? Are you still on cloud nine? Do you think this will propel them going forward or do you think the problems they showed early on could come back and haunt them? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the game in the comments below.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!